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Chillicothe News - Chillicothe, MO
  • Parks retains administrator post

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  • Livingston County Public Administrator Sherry Parks won her bid for re-election Tuesday, pocketing over two-thirds of the votes cast for the office. Parks, a Democrat, received 72 percent of the votes, winning over challenger Lisa Koenig, a Republican. Parks garnered 4,208 votes, compared to Koenig's 1,638 votes. There were three write-in votes cast.
    Parks carried all of the 13 voting precincts.
    "I am absolutely thrilled with the results of the election," Parks said after the last votes were announced. "I want to thank all my family, friends, co-workers, and my campaign team. They really went out and supported me a lot this year, and I really appreciate all their help."
    Parks, 56, was elected to the administrator's post eight years ago.
    "My sole focus has been on making responsible decisions about the health care and living arrangements of each of my clients," she said.
    "I absolutely love this job," she added. "Every day is a new challenge. And, it's very rewarding to help people, and take care of them, and see that their lives are bettered each day."
    Koenig's biggest percentage of votes cast came from the Blue Mound/Monroe townships, where she received 36 percent of the votes cast for administrator.
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